Sunday, 21 July 2019

MX5 NC/Mk III remodelled

The third gen were objectively good cars which looked fine from most angles, but the headlights are too small, too high up and too close together, especially if viewed from the front, and the front wheel arches are much too conspicuous.

This is easily fixed with Excel and iPhoto.

BEFORE (image from MX5 City, o/t, I have ordered a couple of used parts from them, excellent service)


This makes it look a bit S2000-ish, but that car had its own (unfixable IMHO) styling issues which are avoided here.

The curve of the front bumper could do with flattening off a bit so that it doesn't protrude so much, but I think that's a pedestrian safety thing, plus I can't fix that with Excel and iPhoto.


A K Haart said...

My MX5 is a Mk III and yes the headlights aren't quite right. Too narrow to my eye. Your iPhoto version is better but to my mind the car is still better looking than the Mk IV.

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, the mk 4 is a bit 'too much'. Plus it looks like it melted, and the bonnet and boot droop down too far. And the boot is too small-short.

There must be an optimum if you blend mk 2, 3 and 4 together.

Dinero said...

Has anyone else noticed that car adverts on TV do not have the MPG. That seems odd.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Din, I thought they did in the small print at the end. I'll have to pay more attention.